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American History 101 - Lafayette: Reference Area

Thanks to John Fribley - South Bend - for the use of this guide.

Journals and magazines

Hathi Trust

HathiTrust began in 2008 as a collaboration of the universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation and the University of California system to establish a repository to archive and share their digitized collections. HathiTrust has quickly expanded to include additional partners and to provide those partners with an easy means to archive their digital content. HathiTrust now provides access to thousands of full-text books.

American Fiction

The Wright American Fiction Collection contains:

  • 19th Century American Fiction from Lyle Wright's bibliography American Fiction 1851-1875
  • 2,887 Volumes
  • 1,456 authors

Resources for U.S. History to 1877- Why Study History?

One may ask, why study history? The following articles will focus upon this issue:

Teaching and Learning History:

·         American Historical Association, "Statement on Excellent Classroom Teaching of History"

·         American Historical Association, "Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age: Reconceptualizing the Introductory Survey Course"

·         Henry, Michael. "Constructivism in the Community College Classroom."

·         History Teacher --Nov2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p65, 10p

·         History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web·        

·         Pack, Thomas. "History Comes Alive Online." Information Today Mar. 2004, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p25, 2p

·         Sterns, Peter N. "Why Study History?" American Historical Association website

·         Warren, Wilson J. "Improving Critical Thinking Skills in the United States Survey Course...." History Teacher --Nov. 2002, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p65, 10p


Reference Books in the Campus Library